• Question: what are you made out of

    Asked by tedy2002 to Adam, Catherine, Karen, Leila, Nazim on 19 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Catherine Rix

      Catherine Rix answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      mostly carbon, nitrogen oxygen and hydrogen watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy0m7jnyv6U

    • Photo: Karen Masters

      Karen Masters answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Mostly water so I hear…

    • Photo: Adam Stevens

      Adam Stevens answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Slugs and snails and puppy dog tails 🙁

    • Photo: Leila Battison

      Leila Battison answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I am made out of cells, water, and some fancy molecules that are only found in living things like proteins and DNA….

      I’m sure sugar and spice and all things nice come into it too!

    • Photo: Nazim Bharmal

      Nazim Bharmal answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      We are made out of star dust: before a star explodes, the heaviest element you can get is iron but we have heavier elements inside of us.

      So to get the really heavy elements, you need a star to go supernova and that leaves lots of bits that eventually make a planet (the Earth) around another, new star (the Sun). If you are lucky, you get life, human beings, and finally school children. So it goes from exploding stars to you!